Voluminous, timber-framed spaces lie within this Ile-de-France building which is ripe for renovation and has an ornate exterior.
The Chessy building was designed as a laundry in 1840 by Swiss architect Joseph-Antoine Froelicher for a nearby chateau and was later used as a factory. Just 28 km from Paris, it’s basically a shell but comes with planning permission for conversion as a home, hotel or hospitality project.
While it presents a serious renovation challenge, there are still plenty of historic features to work with. The building has a vast, oak-framed attic – once used for drying laundry – while its front façade features a glazed brick arch and an overhanging upper floor with wooden embellishments.